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You have struck a rock!

Deborah May director, producer.; Letta Mbulu narrator.; United Nations, production company.; California Newsreel (Firm), distributor.

1981

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  • Title:
    You have struck a rock!
  • Author: Deborah May director, producer.; Letta Mbulu narrator.; United Nations, production company.; California Newsreel (Firm), distributor.
  • Description: You Have Struck A Rock! commemorates the special contribution of South African women to the success of the anti-apartheid struggle. It recovers the remarkable "women's campaigns" of the 1950s against the hated pass system. This massive, non-violent civil disobedience movement was only finally crushed by the 1960 Sharpeville Massacre and the banning of anti-apartheid organizations. Lilian Ngoyi, Helen Joseph, Dora Tamana and other leaders recall this struggle and their imprisonment and banning. Yet they remain undaunted, demonstrating the South African proverb: "When you have touched a woman, you have struck a rock."
  • Publication Date: 1981
  • Publisher: San Francisco, CA : California Newsreel
  • Format: 1 online resource (29 minutes).
  • Subjects: Women, Black -- South Africa; South Africa -- Race relations; Documentary films
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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